The business of translation has taken off with the rise of the Internet, globalization and international conflicts, reports The Pioneer Press. These linguistic quirks can give translators headaches:
There are 137 languages spoken in Tanzania.
Finnish has 15 grammatical cases â€” changes in a pronoun or adjective depending on the use. English has three.
Hebrew and Arabic are written right to left, but numbers within a text read from left to right.
Chinese and Japanese use ideographs to represent ideas, but Korean has a phonetic alphabet with letters arranged in clusters to form words.
Lao and Thai do not always use spaces between words.